The Facebook Portal Died. This Is How It Almost Lived.
Meta’s CTO Andrew Bosworth told BuzzFeed News how a deal to keep the Portal software going almost happened.
Facebook Tried To End The Poke, But What Is Dead May Never Die
The Poke feature is hidden, but it can be uncovered.
I Think We Can All Agree These 26 Parents Should Stop Posting And Permanently Deactivate Their Facebook Accounts
“My 5-year-old son twerks all the time. We’ve tried everything to get him to stop. Is this normal?”
Immigrants Keep Getting Lied To By Human Smugglers On Platforms Like Facebook, WhatsApp, and TikTok
"It raises a lot of questions about the platform's willingness to deal with offers of smuggling across the platform because it is profiting from them."
Misogynistic Influencer Andrew Tate Has Been Banned From Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, And YouTube
“This is the kind of decisive action needed to tackle the online radicalization of young men towards a violently misogynistic worldview.”
Mark Zuckerberg's Little League Baseball Card Is Now An NFT
An NFT of 8-year-old Zuck’s card could be yours.
The Patio App Is Facebook For Gen Z College Kids
“I don’t think any kid actually uses Facebook now.”
Facebook Is Finally Giving People A Non-Algorithmic News Feed
A few taps will allow you to see timely “Feeds” from friends, groups, or pages.
For $35, The Facebook Portal Is Actually Worth Trying Out
I know what you’re thinking, but just hear me out.
Sheryl Sandberg Has Resigned From Facebook Parent Company Meta
Sandberg is stepping down after 14 years, during which she built Facebook into a powerhouse and faced a rash of scandals.
Russia Has Banned Facebook And Instagram After Labeling Meta's Activities “Extremist"
Individuals won’t be held liable for using the two social media networks, but paying for ads can be regarded as financing an “extremist” group.
Facebook And Twitter Have Been Blocked In Russia
Russia’s communications regulator said it blocked Facebook because of “discrimination against Russian media and information resources." Twitter was blocked shortly after.
Meta Wouldn’t Tell Us How It Enforces Its Rules In VR, So We Ran A Test To Find Out
Facebook’s parent company declined to answer our questions about how it moderates content in VR, so we created a test Horizon World filled with content banned from Facebook and Instagram. Content moderators said the world was fine — until we told Meta’s PR team about it.
Lyra Health, Which Provides Therapy For Google And Facebook Employees, Is Facing Concerns Over Privacy And Treatment
“This isn’t an assembly line. This is actually people,” said one former therapist.
Facebook Parent Meta's Stock Has Collapsed, One Of The Largest Drops In History
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is betting the company on a "metaverse" that isn't here yet. In the meantime, people around the world are sick of the big blue app.
Mark Zuckerberg And Sundar Pichai Allegedly Signed Off On Illegal Facebook–Google Ad Deal
Newly unredacted claims from a 2020 antitrust lawsuit say that Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai personally approved an allegedly illegal 2018 advertising deal.
Facebook’s Spanish-Language Moderators Are Calling Their Work A “Nightmare”
Contractors who moderate Spanish-language content on Facebook said they’ve been forced to come to the office during COVID surges.
Operation Tulip: Inside Facebook’s Secretive Push To Build Holland’s Biggest Data Center
In a wild twist, Facebook demanded that its data center be designated a project of “national importance.”
Facebook Moderators Have Been Told They Can Work From Home After Employee Protests
Hundreds of Facebook moderators at the company's Mountain View campus can now work from home after their employer Accenture reversed an unpopular return-to-work mandate.
“Corrosive Communities”: How A Facebook Fight Over Wind Power Predicts the Future of Local Politics in America
In small towns around the country, wind turbines are doing something to the locals.
The Pro-Trump Conspiracy Internet Is Moving From Facebook To Your Doorstep
The New Hampshire Voter Integrity Group is one of many volunteer efforts searching for Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud in states across the country.
The Internet Is Coming After The Rest Of You
Many are exhausted with the internet we have. Part of it has to be how much phones have taken over physical lives already, with potentially more on the way.
Why Facebook Shutting Down Its Old Facial Recognition System Doesn’t Matter
Facebook just made a big deal of shutting down its original facial recognition system. But the company’s pivot to the metaverse means collecting more personal information than ever before.
Facebook's New Name Is Meta
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is now metaverse first, not Facebook first.
Facebook's Aging Audience Has Sent The Platform Into Panic Mode
“The things that made Facebook what it is have been compounded into ‘Facebook is this place for toxic boomers and therefore younger people don't want anything to do with it.’”
What Should The New Name For Facebook Be?
Facebook wants to rebrand itself. We're here to help.
Facebook’s New Portal Go Is Nearly Perfect For Kids, Except It’s Horrible For Kids
It’s impossible to turn off the option to let kids watch movies and videos during calls with Grandma. [Update: Facebook says that it will change this feature starting in December.]
Facebook, Instagram, And WhatsApp Are Back Online After A Long Outage
Facebook's apps were down for more than six hours.
Facebook Is “Pausing” Instagram For Kids
“We believe building 'Instagram Kids' is the right thing to do, but we're pausing the work,” Instagram’s head wrote on the company blog.
Back Off, Grandma, I'm Working Remotely From My Portal
Facebook’s new battery-powered Portal is portable and intended for your boss AND your grandparents.